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1st Jul, 2022

FOOTBALL - Rugby Borough suffer surprise defeat at Ellistown

RUGBY Borough suffered just their second league defeat of the season after losing 3-1 at Ellistown as their six-game winning run came to an end.

Dale Linton halved the deficit for Rugby in the second period after the home side used the strong wind to their advantage to take a quickfire two-nil lead.

However, Borough were caught pushing for an equaliser as Ellistown broke away to score a third goal and condemn Rugby to a rare defeat.

The result leaves Borough top of the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division table, five points clear of their nearest challengers with two games in hand.

Rugby are next in action at home to Cadbury Athletic in the semi-finals of the Birmingham Vase with kick-off at 3pm at Kilsby Lane.

And Rugby’s Reserves side edged out Desford Reserves 2-1 at Kilsby Lane to remain third in the Division Two table.

Josh Turton scored twice for Borough which brought up his 50th goal for the club with Desford pulling back a late consolation.

Desford made a strong start with Ben Nicholson forced to make a crucial headed clearance to keep the scores level.

And Rugby then wasted several chances with Adam Roberts, Turton, Sean Creer-Thornton and Tom Ford all failing to find the net.

However, Turton opened the scoring when he produced a well-struck effort from 25-yards out before he tapped home a second after the break from Ford’s pass to bring up a half century of goals in Borough colours.

Desford pulled back a late consolation but Rugby held on to secure another victory as they look to hold on to third place in the table as the season draws to a close.

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